Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release: Deploy System Database

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release series where I am going to go hands on with installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2021 Release and associated products.

With the first Microsoft Dynamics GP client installed, we can now progres onto deploying the system database. To do this, launch GP Utilities and log in using the sa account:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities - Login

On the Welcome step click Next

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP Utilities

Select the Advanced installation opton and click Next:

Installation Options

Check the location the data and log files of the database will be created; click Next to proceed:

Database Setup

Enter the Maximum Account Length and Maximum Number of Segments (I always opt for the maximums of 66 and 10); click Next to continue:

Set Up Account Framework

If desired, name your account segments and amend the lengths of any which need to be different; cick Next to continue:

Decide if you want to be able to sort by additional segments; I’ve opted for No. Click Next to continue:

Define Additional Sorting Options?

Verify the account framework and click Next:

Verify Account Framework

Enter a password for the DYNSA account and click Next:

Enter DYNSA User Pssword

If you’re using the web client, mark the checkbox and enter the login credentials. Click Next to continue:

Web Client SQL Server Login

I’m doing a local install here, so I’ve left the Authentication Type set to Windows Account; click Next:

Authentication Type

You can set a system password, but for a demo system I don’t usually bother. Set your system password and click Next:

Enter System Password

Review your entered/selected settings and click Finish to begin the creation of the system database:


Choose whether to deploy the Business Intelligence Reports; I find everything works better if the BI reports are configured and deployed after companies have been created. Click Next to proceed:

Business Intelligence Reports Setup

You’ll then be taken to the Additional Tasks step where you can deploy the sample company, create a real company or other tasks. In the next post, I’ll be taking a look at deploying the Fabrikam sample company.

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